Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Gymnosarda  
  Gymnosarda unicolor  (Rüppell, 1836) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Gymnosarda nudaPelamys nudaScomber vauThynnus unicolor  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate and moderately compressed. Mouth fairly large, upper jaw reaching to middle of eye; 14 to 31 large, conical teeth in upper jaw, 10 to 24 in lower jaw; 2 patches of teeth on upper surface of tongue; 11 to 14 gillrakers on first gill arch. Dorsal fins close together, the first with XIII to XV spines, its margin almost straight, the second with 12 to 14 rays followed by 6 or 7 finlets; anal fin with 12 or 13 rays followed by 6 finlets; pectoral fins with 23 to 26 rays; interpelvic process single. Lateral line strongly undulating. Body naked posterior to corselet except for the lateral line, dorsal fin base, and caudal keel; caudal peduncle slender, with a well developed lateral keel between 2 smaller keels on each side. Swimbladder large. Back and upper sides brilliant blue-black, lower sides and belly silvery; no lines, spots or other markings on body; anterior edge of first dorsal fin dark; other fins greyish. 
Habitat: An offshore species found mainly around coral reefs. Generally solitary or occur in small schools of six or less. Preys on small schooling fishes such as Decapterus, Caesio, Nasio, Cirrhilabrus, Pterocaesio and squids. 
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to Japan, south to Australia. It is mainly found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed canned and frozen. 
Name Code: 382488
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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